A place to find and suggest books for children with autism, and to discuss autism and reading comprehension.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Back to the Book Club
As promised, more on the book clubs. I think it's significant that the teen reader with autism I mentionedmonths ago also liked Paulsen. I'm curious as to the different dynamics of the clubs that include all disabilities and those that just have members with autism. Does anyone have any Next Chapter Book Club experience?
The majority of our book clubs are diverse in terms of age, reading level, and ability/disability. However, we do have a couple local Next Chapter Book Clubs specifically for young people on the autism spectrum. These clubs were formed in collaboration with “Aspirations”, a social and vocational support program for adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s. Aspirations was also founded at Nisonger; you can find out more athttp://www.aspirationsohio.org/. I know thatHatchetandThe River (both by Gary Paulsen) have been successful.